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1. Easily excited.
2. Capable of responding to stimuli.

ex·cit′a·bil′i·ty, ex·cit′a·ble·ness n.
ex·cit′a·bly adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.excitability - excessive sensitivity of an organ or body part
reactivity, responsiveness - responsive to stimulation
2.excitability - being easily excitedexcitability - being easily excited      
emotionalism, emotionality - emotional nature or quality
boiling point - being highly angry or excited; ready to boil over; "after an hour of waiting I was at the boiling point"
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noun nervousness, stress, tension, volatility, high spirits, restlessness, restiveness, hot-headedness She has always been inclined to excitability and impatience.
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[ɪkˈsaɪtəˈbɪlɪtɪ] N [of person] → excitabilidad f; [of mood, temperament] → nerviosismo m
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nErregbarkeit f; (Med) → Reizbarkeit f
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[ɪkˌsaɪtəˈbɪlɪtɪ] neccitabilità
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(ikˈsait) verb
1. to cause or rouse strong feelings of expectation, happiness etc in. The children were excited at the thought of the party.
2. to cause or rouse (feelings, emotions etc). The book did not excite my interest.
exˈcitable adjective
easily becoming excited or upset.
exˌcitaˈbility noun
exˈcited adjective
exˈcitedly adverb
exˈcitement noun
His arrival caused great excitement; the excitement of travel.
exˈciting adjective
an exciting adventure.
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n. excitabilidad, susceptible a estimulantes.
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